GhostCtrl Backdoor Worm Can Hijack Your Android Device to Spy on You: Trend Micro

Google’s Android platform has in the past been victim to a host of malware, ransomware, and malicious attacks. In the recent past, reports related to malware named CopyCat, LeakerLocker, and SpyDealer were making the rounds of the Internet, and now we have been acquainted with a new attack vector, known as GhostCtrl. Cyber-security analysts at Trend Micro have revealed a backdoor worm that stealthily controls several functionalities of infected Android devices. If this doesn’t sound alarming enough, the researchers have further added that this vulnerability will continue to evolve while secretly recording audio or voice and send to the attacking […]

Jide Discontinues Remix OS, Moves Focus to Business Customers

Jide Technology on Tuesday announced that the company has decided to discontinue its Android-based Remix OS and that it will be “transitioning away” from consumer space. For those who are unaware, Remix OS is essentially a customised form of Android for the desktop form factor that was launched in January last year.

In a note from Jide, the company says that it has received a large number of queries from enterprises in various industries in the last one year and the company can help these enterprises build “great tools” by leveraging its software and hardware.

“We see huge potential in the role […]

Microsoft’s Path Guide App Lets You Navigate Indoors Without GPS, Wi-Fi

While we can easily drive almost anywhere in the country with GPS-enabled navigation systems and apps like Google Maps, locating your way within large establishments like a mall or university is much harder. What exacerbates the problem is the frequent paucity of data and lack of GPS, Internet connectivity indoors. There have been several efforts to provide indoor directions, and Microsoft has taken a novel crowdsourced approach with its latest app – Path Guide for Android.

The Microsoft Path Guide app uses your Android smartphone’s sensors to map directions and orient users. Not relying on GPS or Wi-Fi connections, the app […]

Xiaomi Mi Max 2 With 6.44-Inch Display, 5300mAh Battery Launched at Rs. 16,999: Sale Dates, Launch Offers, Specifications

Xiaomi Mi Max 2 has been launched in India at an event in New Delhi, with only one configuration and colour option. The new Xiaomi model’s highlights are the 6.44-inch full-HD display, 5300mAh battery, 4GB RAM, and 12-megapixel rear camera with Sony IMX386 sensor. For those looking forward to buying the smartphone, the first Mi Max 2 sale will be held on July 20 on Mi.com website and Mi Home offline store. The company announced the all Mi Max 2 units sold in India will be manufactured locally as part of the Make in India initiative; this is the first Mi […]

BillionAbles Makes It Easy to Find Accessible Restaurants and Other Public Places Near You

If you are – or know – a differently-abled person, then you know that simple things like going out for dinner can be a big challenge in India where accessibility isn’t very high on the priority list. Most of our streets and public transport aren’t maintained keeping the differently-abled in mind, and the majority of our buildings don’t have basic amenities like ramps, braille signage, and so on. A recently launched Android app called BillionAbles wants to take on the issue by making it easier to find venues that are accessible, and to share information of this sort with other […]

Wireless Sensor Network

Introduction

A Wireless Sensor Network (WSN) is a wireless network consisting of spatially distributed autonomous devices using sensors to monitor physical or environmental conditions. A WSN system incorporates a gateway that provides wireless connectivity back to the wired world and distributed nodes.

The wireless protocol you select depends on your application requirements. Some of the available standards include 2.4 GHz radios based on either IEEE 802.15.4 or IEEE 802.11 (Wi-Fi) standards or proprietary radios, which are usually 900 MHz.

Components of a WSN Node

A WSN node contains several technical components. These include the radio, battery, microcontroller, analog circuit, and sensor interface. When using […]

Know About Snapdragon Processors

Snapdragon is the Brand name of mobile being developed by Qualcomm. Snapdragon processors enable next-level user experiences. It is integrated with many sensors and radios like GSM, CDMA and also a decently powerful GPU. Snapdragon processors enable advanced connectivity, jaw-dropping graphics, and robust and efficient processing and multitasking.
Each Snapdragon processor is designed to enable a next-level user experience. Gaming, watching videos, streaming music or whatever you want to do on your mobile device, there is a Snapdragon processor designed to empower you.
Here is a series of Snapdragon processors:

Snapdragon 800 Series Processors

The Snapdragon 800 series processors represent the ultimate in performance […]

Advantages of Custom PHP Development

There has been a huge transformation in custom business application. Till date, business applications such as ERP, CRM and data mining were considered as the toughest and the most expensive solutions for the small businesses. The robust client applications include lump sum licensing fees, copyrighted software and expensive hardware to operate in the correct way. This arrangement also demands proper maintenance in order to function properly. Moreover, when businesses require custom PHP development, the service providers often charge huge cost which is again beyond the small businesses’ range.

Over last few years, there has been a drastic transformation in the realms […]

Network Structure or Topology

Network Structure or Topology

Network Topology is the study of the arrangement or mapping of the elements (links, nodes, etc.) of a network interconnection between the nodes. Topologies can be physical or logical. Physical Topology means the physical design of a network including the devices, location and cable installation. Logical Topology refers to the fact that how data actually transfers in a network as opposed to its design. Some of the most common network topologies are:

Bus Topology
Ring Topology
Star Topology
Mesh Topology
Tree Topology

Bus Topology

This structure is very popular for local area networks. In this structure or topology, a single network cable runs in the building or […]

Download Opera Web Browser Standalone Installer

If you are trying to install the Opera browser on your PC/laptop and online installer is not working/ taking too long to process, you can download the offline/standalone version of the application. To download the standalone version of Opera browser click on the download button. [symple_button url=”http://www.opera.com/download/guide/?ver=12.16″ color=”blue” size=”default” border_radius=”3px” target=”self” rel=”” icon_left=”” icon_right=””]Download[/symple_button]

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What is a Function in PHP

A function is a named block of code that performs a specific task, possibly acting upon a set of values given to it, or parameters, and possibly returning a single value. Functions save on compile time—no matter how many times you call them, functions are compiled only once for the page. They also improve reliability by allowing you to fix any bugs in one place, rather than everywhere you perform a task, and they improve read-ability by isolating code that performs specific tasks.

Calling Functions

Functions in a PHP program can be built-in (or, by being in an extension, effectively built-in) or […]